The SAAFE Center has been assisting the Wood County community since 1989. During that time, the staff and volunteers have adapted to changes as needed—less grant funding, new victim assistance organizations coming in, shift in focus categories, etc. New projects are added to The SAAFE Center’s array of available assistance as the needs arise. Some projects are eliminated as time goes on. The core services always remain the same however.

The Clothesline Project

The SAAFE Center is the proud sponsor of the Wood County Clothesline Project. There are over 750 shirts in the collection which was started in Bowling Green in 1995. Read more

Safe Rooms

The SAAFE Center provides Safe Rooms during events on campus and throughout the community. Read more

Community Partnership with BGSU

The SAAFE Center is a community partner with BGSU.  These partnerships have resulted from professors requiring students to obtain volunteer hours as well as service learning model classes. Students are able to learn about the ‘behind the scenes’ work done by staff and volunteers in order to provide 24/7 services and at times are asked to work on special projects.

The SAAFE Center specifically recognizes the following BGSU faculty and staff for their dedicated partnership: Dr. Mary Kreuger, Dr. Lee Nickosen, Dr. Phil Stinsen, Dr. Dryw Dworsky, Dr. Sarah Rainey, Sgt. Tony Dotson, and Dr. Peggy Adams.